Jason Carlettini, LPC, NCC – Licensed Professional Counselor
I have had the privilege of being a pastor, business owner, nonprofit leader, and worked in business development in a variety of settings since 2000. I received a Master’s degree from Liberty Theological Seminary in 2009. In 2020, I received a Master of Counseling degree from Wayland Baptist University and my Licensed Professional Counselor license from the great state of Texas. As a Christian, my faith has an impact on my perspective, but as a counselor, I will never push my faith or beliefs on you. My role as a counselor is more of a guide to help you live your journey the best you are able as you see to live it.
My fascination with the field of psychology began in my later teenage years when I learned that my biological father was institutionalized with schizophrenia for most of his adult life. As a Pastor for more than twenty years, I have provided countless pastoral counseling sessions with adults, teenagers, engaged couples, and married couples. However, I had the desire to get further trained so that I am to be a greater resource to our Bulverde/Spring Branch community by providing counseling services for families.
I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which is the foundational therapy used in my eclectic approach to counseling, which means I use many different styles and techniques. I see great resources and tools in a variety of theories and use what will be most beneficial at the time for the client. Some of the styles you might experience are reality therapy, Gestaltian interventions, personality theory, REBT, Bowen and Gottman’s family theories, and anything else that might benefit the client. Likewise, I am trained in EMDR, which is a tremendous tool in trauma recovery.
Typically a session will last about 45-50 minutes, but just like being physically fit, one 50-minute trip to the gym just does not get us to our goals. As a result, you can expect some homework to help develop some mental, emotional, and spiritual muscles. Counseling is typically not intended to last forever, although a good counselor is someone worth holding on to because life is a dynamic, ever-changing journey. So, we will seek to make progress toward your goals in a healthy timeframe. After which moving into a check-up mode periodically and meeting more consistently, as needed, during specific seasons of life.
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Education & Credentials:
- License #: 84124
- License State: Texas
- Practicing Since: 2020